In Unix, how do I combine several text files into a single file?
To combine several text files into a single file in Unix,
cat file1 file2 file3 > newfile
with the names of the files you wish to combine, in the order you want
them to appear in the combined document. Replace
with a name for your newly combined single file.
If you want to add one or more files to an existing document, use the format:
cat file1 file2 file3 >> destfile
This command will add
file3 (in that order) to the end of
Note: If you use
> instead of
>>, you will overwrite
than add to it.
At Indiana University, for personal or departmental Linux or Unix systems support, see At IU, how do I get support for Linux or Unix?
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Last modified on 2008-09-19.
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